By Ann Folwell Stanford
During this multidisciplinary examine, Ann Folwell Stanford reads literature written by way of U.S. ladies of colour to suggest a rethinking of recent clinical perform, arguing that private healthiness and social justice are inextricably associated. Drawing on feminist ethics to discover the paintings of 11 novelists, Stanford demanding situations medication to place itself extra deeply in the groups it serves, in particular the negative and marginalized. although, she additionally argues that medication needs to realize its limits and sign up for forces with the nonmedical group within the fight for social justice. In literary representations of actual and emotional states of affliction and wellbeing and fitness, Stanford identifies matters with regards to public wellbeing and fitness, clinical ethics, institutionalized racism, women's wellbeing and fitness, household abuse, and social justice which are vital to discussions approximately easy methods to enhance health and wellbeing and overall healthiness care. She argues that during both direct or oblique methods, the 11 novelists thought of push us to determine healthiness not just as anyone situation but additionally as a fancy community of person, institutional, and social adjustments during which health could be a threat for almost all instead of a privileged few.The novelists whose works are mentioned are Toni Cade Bambara, Paule Marshall, Gloria Naylor, Leslie Marmon Silko, Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros, Bebe Moore Campbell, Sapphire, Ana Castillo, and Octavia Butler.